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Find the zeros of the polynomial function and state the multiplicity of each.
f(x) = 5(x + 8)2(x  8)3



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f(x) = 5(x + 8)^2(x  8)^3
I mean. :)

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well i figured out the zeros...how do I find the multiplicity?

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Eyeball Problem
x = 8 Twice
x = +8 Thrice
Stare at it until you see it.

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It's in the exponent.

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8 mutiplicity 2 +8 multiplicity 3?!

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Did youlook at the exponents?
(x8)^3  That's x = 8 three times.

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thx :)